Chemical Energy – Examples, PDF


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What Is Chemical Energy 

Chemical energy is a type of kinetic energy that has many biological and mechanical uses. When two or more compounds mix a chemical reaction will occur as all the compounds struggle to be in a state of equilibrium.

How to Calculate the Heat Produced from Chemical Energy

When a chemical reaction occurs and tries to make both compounds reach equilibrium, heat is released as the compound is created. This heat may cause issues and may even break specific instruments used in the mixture, thus making it very important to know the amount of heat the reaction produces.

1.) Write the Formula

Begin by writing the formula for the heat produced and transferred in a chemical reaction. This formula will be Q = mcΔT, where Q is the heat transferred in Joules (J), ΔT is the change of temperature(C), m is the mass in the reaction (kg), and c is the heat capacity of the mass. (J/kgOC)

2.) List Down the Given Numbers and Convert them Appropriately

After writing down the formula, you will now have to list out the given numbers to help you visualize the overall equation. Not only that, but you will need to convert the given numbers to the appropriate unit of measurement. This means that if the temperature change is in Fahrenheit (F), then you must do the necessary conversion required to change the unit to Celsius (C).

3.) Substitute the Given Numbers into the Formula

When you have finished writing down and converting the given numbers to the appropriate units, you will now need to substitute said numbers into the formula. This will help you easily have a reference to the overall equation, and can concisely explain how you came to the answer.

4.) Answer the Generated Equation

After substituting the given numbers, you will now need to answer the generated equation. This means that you will need to do the necessary calculations to arrive at the change transferring in heat.

5.) Convert the Answer if Needed

When you have obtained the answer in Joules, you may need to do specific calculations to convert them to the unit of measurement asked by the question. If that is not the case, then you may skip this step.


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What is the chemical potential?

Chemical potential is the amount of potential energy when the person subjects one of the substances to a chemical reaction or a chemical mixture. The chemical potential will release a proportional amount of chemical energy during a reaction. The inverse is also true, which means that the lower the chemical potential the lower the proportional release of chemical energy from the chemical reaction or mixture. Scientists use this concept in the prediction and determination of corrosion of a specific material when it is placed in a chemical mixture and reaction. 

How do nuclear chemicals produce chemical energy?

Nuclear chemicals cause the reaction of fission which converts the chemical energy to nuclear energy. This type of energy is the most efficient source of power or electricity. Nuclear fission is the chemical reaction of Uranium splitting into two smaller atoms, which causes the energy stored in said atom to be released. Nuclear energy is a product of the heat produced by chemical energy, basically indicating the transition of one type of energy to another. 

What is a simple example of chemical energy?

There are many examples of occurrences of chemical reactions that create chemical energy in our everyday lives. One can observe an example of chemical energy in the conversion and absorption of the food we eat into energy and nutrients. Specific compounds in our body break down the food we eat and allow our body to absorb and inculcate the various nutrients generated by the compounds. 

Chemical energy is a type of kinetic energy that occurs when two or more compounds or elements mix. When a chemical reaction occurs, the mixture produces both heat and a new substance or compound with some of the properties of the mixed compounds. Not only that, but a chemical reaction may need an outside source or medium to conduct said mixture and reaction.

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